Rounders event celebrates new era of sport

A rounders tournament involving youngsters from 12 schools in the Whitby area'w112417d
A rounders tournament involving youngsters from 12 schools in the Whitby area'w112417d

ON a glorious summer evening, 12 teams gathered at Caedmon School in Whitby to compete in the annual primary schools rounders festival.

The tournament was run by level one leaders from Caedmon School.

A rounders tournament involving youngsters from 12 schools in the Whitby area'w112417m

A rounders tournament involving youngsters from 12 schools in the Whitby area'w112417m

A larger schools tournament was attended by Ruswarp, West Cliff A, West Cliff B, Airy Hill, Stakesby and East Whitby while a smaller schools tournament took place involving Lealholm, Fylingdales, St Hilda’s, St Hedda’s, Danby and Hawsker.

Matches were extremely competitive and the children really enjoyed the event.

Trophies and medals were sponsored by the Wheatsheaf Inn at Egton and were presented to the children by Henry Pulling.

School Sports Co-ordinator Pete Woolley, who organised the event, said: “As we move into a new era of school sport it was great to run a tournament that celebrated partnerships by both schools and private sector sponsorship.

“Caedmon kindly hosted the event and provided young leaders while the Wheatsheaf sponsored prizes.”

After a number of very close matches, the large schools trophy was won by Airy Hill, second place went to Stakesby and third place to West Cliff A.

The small schools competition trophy went to Lealholm School, followed by Hawsker and then St Hedda’s.

A fantastic amount of effort was put in by all of those taking part making it a very enjoyable event.

This was the first of three Sky Sports Living for Sports projects running across the Whitby area this summer and former Olympic swimmer Chris Cook will be visiting the young leaders at Caedmon later this month.

Thanks to Caedmon headteacher Tony Hewitt and sports teachers Jo Young and Shaun Hopper.